Human Resources Analyst Salary

Human Resources Analysts in the United States take home an average $54K per year. Total cash compensation to Human Resources Analysts ranges from $38K on the lower end to $76K on the higher end; the final number includes potential for approximately $7K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Human Resources Analysts, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Human Resources Analysts making up 74 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$38,880 - $75,685
(Median)
$39K
$54K
$76K
MEDIAN: $53,957
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$15.41 - $30.12
(Median)
$15
$22
$30
MEDIAN: $22.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$38,880 - $75,685  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,194  
Profit Sharing
$193.92 - $6,955  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$38,306 - $75,933  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 897
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.41 - $30.12  
   
Overtime
$10.34 - $43.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,194  
   
Profit Sharing
$193.92 - $6,955  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$38,306 - $75,933  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 171
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Job Description for Human Resources Analyst

A human resource analyst uses various techniques and computer programs to analyze data related to their organization's human resources department. They collect, analyze, and use this data to provide management with valuable information on how to attract better candidates, how to better motivate current employees, how to address current staffing issues, and how to meet laws and regulations related to staffing.

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Human Resources Analyst Tasks

  • Review, interpret and recommend changes to human resources policies.
  • Collect and analyze human resources data; track trends and developments in employee analyses.
  • Administer human resources functions, such as recruitment, reviews, compensation studies, leave and benefits administration.
  • May assist with payroll administration.

Common Career Paths for Human Resources Analyst


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As Human Resources Analysts transition into upper-level roles such as Human Resources Director, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Human Resources Directors earn $79K on average per year. More often than not, a Human Resources Manager role is the next step for Human Resources Analysts moving up in the field. Human Resources Managers usually make $58K per year. Many other Human Resources Analysts choose to take on a Human Resources Generalist role, where salaries are typically $47K.

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Popular Skills for Human Resources Analyst


Human Resources Analysts seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Human Resources Information System, Benefits & Compensation, and Employee Relations are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Spanish Language, Windows Operating System General Use, and Microsoft Word. Most people experienced in Microsoft Excel also know Data Analysis and Human Resources Information System (HRIS).

Pay by Experience Level for Human Resources Analyst

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $51K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $56K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Human Resources Analysts who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $60K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $58K by contrast.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,559

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Boston is home to an above-average pay rate for Human Resources Analysts, 27 percent higher than the national average. Human Resources Analysts will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+27 percent), Washington (+21 percent), Chicago (+19 percent), and New York (+13 percent). Compared to the national average, Nashville Human Resources Analysts have considerably lower salaries, 31 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Employers also pay below the national average in Seattle (4 percent lower) and Cincinnati (3 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Human Resources Analyst Salaries




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$54,000


Skills That Affect Human Resources Analyst Salaries

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
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Project Management
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Benefits & Compensation
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Data Analysis
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Human Resources
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Employee Relations
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Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$54,000

Powerpoint
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Microsoft Access
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Oracle
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Recruiting
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Spanish Language
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 140 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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